from the urls-we-dig-up dept
While there are a lot of debates going around about the wisdom of genetically modified organisms, a bunch of food scientists are working with edible concoctions that aren’t GMOs. Traditional breeding of naturally-occurring varieties of fruits and vegetables can still produce some pretty amazing results. And ultimately, consumers are voting with their purchases — which is creating all kinds of food innovations. Here are just a few examples.
- This is a fascinating video on some of the latest in apple breeding — “apples of the future” are on the way! There are apples that don’t brown after their cut, apples that have as much vitamin C as oranges, apple trees that have no branches without pruning, etc. [url]
- The pork technology behind McDonald’s McRib was originally meant to create a faux pork chop. Instead, McDonald’s created a “restructured meat” that took the form of a boneless backrib. [url]
- Super broccoli is a variety of this vegetable that could reduce cholesterol — without any genetic modification. Other super vegetables could have enhanced levels of vitamin D, calcium or omega-3 fatty acids. [url]
- To discover more food-related links, check out what’s floating around in StumbleUpon. [url]
By the way, StumbleUpon can also recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.